Little sense to interleague schedule
March, 26, 2007
In yesterday's New York Times, Alan Schwarz wrote about the utter strangeness of the interleague slate these days, which leads to some truly inequitable situations, with teams in the same division facing vastly different competition when going against the other league. Money quote:
The only reason the Mets are not playing all eight playoff teams from last year is that they were one of them. The Mets have wound up with an interleague schedule with three-game series against the Yankees (twice), the Twins, the Tigers and the A's, 2006 postseason teams all. Their interleague opponents' average 2006 winning percentage is .590, by far the highest among the 30 teams.
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